A collective of crypto industry veterans has acquired 0N1 Force.
The group, led by blockchain investment firm Old Fashioned Research (OFR), acquired the premier NFT collection for an undisclosed fee.
The 0N1 Force are 7,777 generative side-profile characters with over 100 hand-drawn features created in 2021.
Although the original founders of 0N1 Force have fully left the venture, current project leader HenryFinn (Starlordy) became the CEO of the group and existing community moderators were also retained.
The community has been rebuilding and has brought the floor back to 2 ETH at the time of publication. This buyout and new leadership further cements a new era for the project.
“We appreciate 0N1 Force’s creative narratives and its vision in building the comic-focused0N1 Verse,” said Ling Zhang, Managing Partner of Old Fashioned Research. “0N1 Force has a vibrant and supportive community under Starlordy’s leadership, and we are excited tojoin the force to the core community to build a promising 0N1 Verse.”
Who is part of Old Fashioned Research (OFR)?
As part of the buyout, a brand-new 0N1 Force community board will be formed featuring Henry Finn, Ling Zhang, OFR Strategic Advisor and ex-Binance CFO Wei Zhou, as well as new Chief Strategy Officer William Tong and Yield Guild COO Colin Goltra, who will be joining the project as a Senior Advisor and Investor.
“I love 0n1 Force because of its unique community-driven story telling narrative. We will build on this early success to grow the Enclave into the mothership of world class IPs." Wei Zhou, OFR’s Strategic Advisor, Coins.ph CEO, and ex-Binance CFO said.
The group intends to deploy significant funds into the growing 0N1 Force franchise, with a view to establishing it as a leading metaverse-native IP. The project’s 2023 roadmap includes a 50 ETH Artist Fund to support community talent, a graphic novel series created and led by community contributors, and 0N1 Conlave, a council of prominent Web3 and Web2 members committed to developing the brand.
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